Umbrella Trust Statement
Holy Innocents’ is a single, stand-alone Academy that sits within the Bromley Catholic Schools Trust. The Bromley Catholic Schools Trust is an Umbrella Trust that has been established to promote and assist in the promotion of education in the London Borough of Bromley. The aims of the Trust are to promote the achievement of a high quality education for all pupils in all Catholic schools within the umbrella and to promote and develop the Catholic ethos.
There are currently seven Bromley Catholic Schools in the umbrella Trust:
Each school is an equal partner within the Trust but one school acts as Chair for one year and this role is rotated on an annual basis. The school that is Vice Chair becomes the Chair the following year. The school that is currently in the Chair is St. Vincent's Catholic Primary School
The Bromley Catholic Schools Trust
company number :09147871
The Bromley Catholic Schools Trust was incorporated on 25th July 2014 to facilitate the conversion of the Catholic primary schools in the London Borough of Bromley to academy status. Its registered office is c/- Holy Innocents' Catholic Primary School, Mitchell Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 9JT.
Please follow this link to view the Articles of Association: BCST
Aims: As specified in the Articles of Association, the Charity’s object is restricted to the promotion or assistance in the promotion of Catholic education in Bromley and its surrounding area, being education which is conducted in accordance with the principles, practices, tenets and teachings of the Catholic Church and all Catholic canon law and provides for religious worship in schools. In furtherance of this object the Directors will, in particular, but not exclusively, facilitate collaboration and cooperation between the Bromley Catholic Schools and with other schools with a particular emphasis on improving standards in the Bromley Catholic Schools so that they may better serve their communities and promote the common good.
Participants: Eight schools are members of the umbrella trust and, other than Holy Innocents' itself, these are the following: -
St James’ Roman Catholic Primary School, Petts Wood (company number 07976516);
St. Mary's Catholic Primary School (company number 09147871);
St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School, Mottingham (company number 08934887);
St Peter and St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Orpington (company number 08938098);
St Philomena’s Catholic Primary School, Orpington (company number 09218084); and,
St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Anerley (a voluntary aided primary school).
HOLY INNOCENTS’ CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School is an academy trust limited by guarantee registered in England (company number 9483921). Its registered office is at Mitchell Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 9JT
The school is a founder member of the Bromley Catholic Schools Umbrella Trust. (see above)
The school was incorporated on 11th March 2015 and opened as an academy on 1st April 2015.
The Chair of Governors is Dr Ian Wilson who was elected to this role at the Full Governing Body meeting of 10th October, 2016.
The Head Teacher is Mr Ryan Langford.
The Governing Body consists of the eight Foundation Governors appointed by the Archbishop of Southwark two Staff Governors appointed after election by members of the school’s staff, two Parents’ Governors appointed after election by parents of children at school and the Head Teacher, Mr Ryan Langford, as an ex officio member. All of these appointments are in accordance with the Articles of Association (articles 50 - 58). Details of appointments, categories and term of office can be found on the page dedicated to our Governors.
Please note that we use the terms "school" and "academy" interchangeably in context and they relate to the operation and activity of Holy Innocents’ Catholic Primary School. Also, the governors act as the trustees for the charitable activities of the school and as directors of the charitable company for the purposes of company law. Similarly, these terms are used interchangeably: "governor", "trustee" and "director".
INCORPORATION DOCUMENT AND MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
Please follow this link to view a copy of the academy trust’s Incorporation Document which includes the Memorandum of Association.
Please follow this link to view a copy of the Articles of Association.
Please follow this link to view a copy of the Funding Agreement signed between the academy trust and the Secretary of State for Education.
SCHEME OF DELEGATION
The governors have approved a scheme of delegation to the Head Teacher for the management of the school. Please follow this link to view a copy of the Scheme of Delegation.
GOVERNING BODY SUB-COMMITTEES & TERMS OF REFERENCE
In accordance with the Academies Financial Handbook and the Articles of Association the governing body has created two sub-committees. The terms of reference for these two bodies have been agreed and can be viewed by following these links: -
BUSINESS, PREMISES AND PERSONNEL(BPP)
STANDARDS AND CURRICULUM.(S&C)
ATTENDANCE REGISTER OF FULL GOVERNING BODY AND SUB-COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Please follow this link to see the attendance registers for the Full Governing Body and the two sub-committees: FULL GOVERNING BODY; BPP COMMITTEE; S&C COMMITTEE.
REGISTER OF INTERESTS
It is central to good and effective governance of the school (academy trust) that those persons holding positions of responsibility and influence should act in an open and transparent manner and not be influenced by social or business relationships that may have, or be presumed to have, affected their conduct of office or business decisions.
The school's financial regulations stipulate that Governors and members of staff having a pecuniary, family or other personal interest in any contract involving the school, need to declare such interests to the school. The school is required to update the declaration of interests register.
These are the recorded declarations of interest Register of Interests
GOVERNORS REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Holy Innocents’ Catholic Primary School is an academy trust limited by guarantee registered in England (company number 9483921)